Desi Isidro

(MSW, LCSW, CHP)

About Me

* Desi Isidro, MSW, LCSW, CHP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Clinician, Psychotherapist, CyberScan Health Professional,nutraMetrix Health Professional and Mental Health & Wellness Specialist.
* She has worked well over a decade in private practice, while working in various clinical settings with different target populations.
* She managed a non-profit Mental-Behavioral Intensive Outpatient Clinic at Catholic Charities, and Youth Partial Care Program.
* She has been affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Psychiatry Department and Children's Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS), specializing in children and adolescents.
* With a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at New York University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Guidance & Counseling
* Certified Clinical Supervisor and NYU Field Instructor
* Certified CyberScan Immune System Balancing Health Practitioner
* Certified nutraMetrix Health Professional
* Founder of St. John the Apostle Counseling Unit
* Faith-based Therapist at Catholictherapist.com


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Tagalog


Licensing

LCSW #44SC05287800 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #080981-1 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by Y.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Desi is a very good listener and provides very helpful insight. Makes me see things from a different perspective. I appreciate time spent with Desi

Written by A.M. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was very skeptical about seeking therapy. She was also my first therapist but so far my experiences have been excellent. I feel like I come to her with such chaos but by the end of the session, the chaos is managed. I’m very thankful.

Written by B.R. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Desi for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Simply amazing

Written by Q.U. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Desi for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

GREAT!!!

Written by B.L. on Feb 07, 2021 after counseling with Desi for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I came to Desi at a bad time in the beginning of the pandemic. She really helped me get through a crisis. I will always appreciate it. Regardless if this is her job or not. She really cares and shows you that. It also helps that she is open to talk about religion. Thanks Desi! I will always appreciate you.

Written by C.H. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Fantastic Help from Desi. She’s a great listener and very much helps you to figure out your own feelings and what you need to do.

Written by J.U. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Desi has made a world of difference in my life! Her practical tips have been the most effective in managing my stress and anxiety levels. Her positive vibes and energy make you feel empowered as you walk away from a session. I highly recommend her sessions!

Written by C.R. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Desi is wonderful. A great listener with excellent suggestions. She is good at pointing out the positives and asking good questions to help me understand what I am feeling.

Written by K.A. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I trust her. And I do not trust easily. I have been on betterhelp in the past and went through several therapists, and I was unable to make that trusting connection. But now I have definitely found one I can trust. I highly recommend her because she makes me feel I can take on the problems I am dealing with and gives me the tools/ guidance I will continue to need to feel happy again.

Written by C.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I'm actually surprised at how helpful these sessions have been and it's barely the first month yet.

Written by A.N. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I enjoy talking with Ms. Isidro she is very kind and listens to your every need. She even reaches out when you need it the most.

Written by J... on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Desi Isidro was a great listener and gave me recommendations on how to better change my perspective on things. And most importantly to focus on myself and less what other people do or say.

Written by C.O. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have been to other counselors in the past and I felt like they tried to bring up things from my past that were not issues for me. Desi made me feel like I had control of the conversation. We only spoke about what I wanted, when I wanted to. I felt so comfortable with her right from the start. She is kind and compassionate and I really look forward to our talks each week.

Written by S.. on Dec 05, 2019 after counseling with Desi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Talking with Dr Isidro has given me a safe, supportive, and personal growth inspiring challenge space. Her calm, wise, and intuitive advice is relevant and relatable.

Written by L.I. on Mar 28, 2019 after counseling with Desi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Desi is an excellent listener but she also give advise something that is critical to many people in therapy not just someone to listen to their problems but also offer advice.

Written by S.E. on Nov 17, 2018 after counseling with Desi for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

I absolutely love working with Desi! She brings in such an amazing energy and is open minded which sometimes it is hard to believe that someone amazing like this exists and I get to work with her. I don’t ever feel judged when I share my life stories with her and she always makes it about me and what I want in my life while guiding me to achieve these goals with integrity, love, and respect for myself and the people in my life. Thank you for believing in me always Desi and being the best support I could ask for.

Written by L.I. on Oct 26, 2018 after counseling with Desi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Excellent counselor who really cares about the people she treats. Desi has helped me tremendously and her insight is invaluable.

Written by T.O. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Desi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Desi is EXCELLENT and very personable and understanding.

Written by G.E. on May 10, 2018 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

She was amazing in the few sessions we had.

Written by B.E. on May 09, 2018 after counseling with Desi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

I am so happy I found BetterHelp. I needed to get help to become more confident in myself and I am very thankful to Dr. Isidro for helping me with that. She is very friendly person, very respectful and can find the right words to make you feel good.